U.S. Productivity is Flashing a Warning Sign

U.S. worker productivity started off strong in the first part of 2019. In fact, some sources like those in the Washington Post noted that U.S. worker productivity during the first quarter of 2019 grew at the fastest rate in four years. What Goes Up Must Come Down But now it’s being reported that the third quarter of 2019 experienced the sharpest drop in U.S. worker productivity since 2015. The 0.3 percent annual rate decline occurred from July to September of this year with a smaller decline...